Pray for 15 year old Amanda-Fiction!

Pray for 15-year-old Amanda-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This eRumor includes a message from a 15-year-old girl named Amanda and another message from her mother.

It says that Amanda is suffering from a mysterious degenerative medical condition and wants people to pray for her and let her know they are praying.

She says the Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending her and her family to Hawaii.

The Truth:

There are several things about the email that don’t ring true.

It says that the girl has an “undiagnosed” condition. Anyone who has a girl with health issues as serious as described would probably not misuse the word “diagnosed.”
If she’s got a “neuromuscular degenerative disease,” that’s a diagnosis even though the cause of it or the prognosis may be uncertain.

The story avoids the kind of details that a mother would normally include in a narrative about a seriously ill child.

We checked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and they said they didn’t know anything about this story.

Last updated 3/11/04